California is Home to America’s Most Polluted Cities

California is Home to America’s Most Polluted Cities

California is Home to America’s Most Polluted Cities

Most of America’s polluted cities are located in California, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report.

The report, released Wednesday, found that 6 of the 10 cities with the worst short-term air pollution in the US are in California.

Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, Modesto, San Francisco and Los Angeles are on the list, according to the report.

Bakersfield is at the top of the list while Visalia, Fresno and Modesto are second, 3rd and 4th on the list.

Paul Billings of the American Lung Association points to the increase in population as one of the main reasons why California has so many cities with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

 Mr. Billings also said that California would be worse off if it was not for the laws that have been put in place pertaining to tailpipe pollution.

“They’ve done more than any other state to counteract air pollution,” Mr. Billings said.

This annual report started nearly 20 years ago.

“While most of the nation has much cleaner air quality than even a decade ago, many cities reported their highest number of unhealthy days since the report began,” the report said.

According to Mashable, short-term pollution is not the only area where cities in California struggle, and 8 California cities are in the Bottom 10 for worst year-round pollution.

The Golden State also has 7 cities with the most ozone-polluted air.

 Below is the full list of our nation’s 10 worst short-term polluted cities, as follows:
  1. Bakersfield, Calif.
  2. Visalia, Calif.
  3. Fresno, Calif.
  4. Modesto, Calif.
  5. Fairbanks, Alaska
  6. San Francisco
  7. Salt Lake City
  8. Logan, Utah
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Reno

Have a terrific weekend.

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One Response to "California is Home to America’s Most Polluted Cities"

  1. Steve Buckshire   April 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve lived in Logan, SLC, and now live in Fresno. One of the things that’s helped me fight poor air quality is making sure the air quality in my home is as good as it can be. The best way I’ve found to do that in Fresno is with Acme Chem-Dry

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